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13 11, 2017

Maldives Mangroves Forest To Be Converted To Airport

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Women leaders of Uthema and Voice of Women speak out about plans to build an airport on Kulhudhuhfushi island in the northern region of the Maldives, which is made of over 1200 natural coral islands. The vital mangrove wetlands of Kulhudhuhfushi are some of the countries most important and biodiverse, and the airport development there threatens massive destruction of ecosystems which are the source of local economy, culture, traditions, food, environmental protection, and much more. The article and accompanying video note a particular impact on women who work work the wetlands for their livelihoods, and the inequities of an airport for just some people displacing a place of local support for countless. Photo credit: SixDegrees News

13 09, 2017

Impact Of Climate Change On Women’s Livelihood In The Maldives

2017-12-13T12:49:59-05:00Tags: |

A short video by Uthema Maldives presents the story of Aminath Moosa, woman farmer from Vaadhoo, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, who has been struggling for the last 3-4 years with problems with her land and crops, which she attributes to climate change impacts on the island, which has affected seasonal and rainfall patterns. Photo credit: Uthema Maldives

1 11, 2015

Maldives Women Leaders Thilmeeza And Humayy At WECAN Climate Summit

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Thilmeeza Hussain and Humayy of the Maldives Islands speak with S*HE Living TV following a Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, UNFCCC COP21 climate negotiations event - sharing analysis on climate impacts and vulnerability in the Maldives; failures in the climate policies and decision-making needed to save the Maldives and other low-lying islands; and the role of women in standing up to refuse continued stagnancy and demand justice and real action by world governments. Photo credit: S*HE Living TV

7 12, 2013

Maldives Activist Says Democracy Is Essential For Credible Leadership On Fighting Climate Change

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Thilmeeza Hussain of Voice of Women, Maldives, speaks with Between the Lines News during the International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative Summit on the connection between democracy, strong, free electoral systems, and climate leadership. Thilmeeza reflects on the toppling of the Maldives first democratic government, and what this has meant for the country's ability to respond to pressing climate impacts. Photo credit: Between the Lines

30 10, 2011

Meet Climate Wise Woman, Thilmeeza Hussain, Co-Founder Of Voice Of Women

2017-10-30T20:44:16-04:00Tags: |

Thilmeeza Hussain, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the UN, is a young woman bringing the voice of a new generation of women in developing world who see climate change as a fundamental obstacle for their future well-being. She has also served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs - North Province of the Maldives. She believes is also co founder of the   non-governmental organization “Voice of Women.” Photo credit: Climate Wise Women